South Africans are generally blessed with wonderful weather, but Briefly.co.za looks at five occasions when Mother Nature showed her power in 2019.
Africa is known for its sunny skies and enjoyable weather conditions.
South Africa is a country that's had a great track record in terms of natural disasters, but 2019 served as a reminder of what others often have to endure in other countries.
5. Utrecht tornado
KwaZulu-Natal was in the midst of tornado season as the province was struck by 3 tornadoes in quick succession.
This one in parts of Utrecht did damage at the Watervaal Correctional Services facility, as it smashed 20 staff homes in the process.
4. Centurion floods
A video emerged on Facebook showing a Mercedes-Benz getting swept away by the huge amount of water flooding the streets in Centurion.
Floods plagued most of Gauteng, but Centurion seemed to be hardest hit by the torrential rain.
Briefly.co.za also reported on the hundreds of damaged shacks and misplaced residents in Mamelodi.
3. Taxi swept away in KZN floods
Another brutal phase of bad weather hit KwaZulu-Natal and the driver of a minibus taxi was on the receiving end.
South Africans were stunned to see video footage of the vehicle being swept away by the powerful body of water.
2. Floods across Gauteng
Parts of Gauteng were flooded due to the heavy rainfall and South Africans shared images of the devastation via social media.
Guests at the Centurtion Lake Hotel got more than they bargained for when the establishment was flooded.
1. Lives lost in KZN and Eastern Cape floods
Earlier this year, Briefly.co.za reported on the devastation caused by floods in parts of KZN and Eastern Cape.
At that point, the floods had already claimed the lives of 23 victims.
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